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Lewistown in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mifflin County

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2009
1. Mifflin County Marker
Inscription.  
Formed September 19, 1789 from Cumberland and Northumberland counties, and named for Thomas Mifflin, Governor, 1790-99. County seat, Lewistown, was laid out 1790; incorporated 1795. Important in Pennsylvania's canal development and early iron industry.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & CommercePolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 35.855′ N, 77° 34.49′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, in Mifflin County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Marker stands in front of the old county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewistown PA 17044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Courthouse (here, next to this marker);
Mifflin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2009
2. Mifflin County Marker
County Civil War Memorial in background.
Montgomery Ward Building (a few steps from this marker); Mifflin County Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wollner Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple Building (within shouting distance of this marker); McCoy Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Fosnot-Wilson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Coleman House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
 
Also see . . .  Mifflin County. Official Site (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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